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who pose a danger to themselves and others. it will go into effect january 13th. >>> president obama will join world leaders in south africa next week to pay tribute to nelson mandela. there's been a tremendous outpouring of apexfollowing the accident accident affection for a man. >> reporter: the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly. south africans are starting ten days of good-byes. americans are feeling the loss. >> from ohio and here at this time is overwhelming. >> reporter: at the embassy in washington hundreds are coming to pay their respects. >> i'm not sure obama would be president without mandela. >> everybody has united today. >> reporter: uniting his nation after apartheid was his mission. when he brought his white jailers to his presidential inauguration in 1994 colin powell was there. >> he said let's reach out and show love and reconciliation. he kind of reminds me in the experience of the united states he's our washington and our lincoln and martin luther king all rolled in one. >> hillary clinton was at the inauguration struck by how man
for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say? >> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room in the lounge and receiving people throughout the day. she will be essentially sitting in that position welcoming visitors and there are a lot of visitors. political leaders, friends. people from across south africa that have some sort of importance and they are coming to pay their respects to the widow. we are also hearing from mandela's closest assistant who has worked for him for nearly 20 years, and she gives us some sense what have it's like inside. >> sadness in the house but celebration i almost want to s
. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his fight ag
in johannesburg. mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup. it's confirmed, president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. wednesday through friday, he will lie in state in the nation's legislative capital. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them ope
for tuesday, which the obama family and other dignitaries from around the world will attend. >>> a pennsylvania catholic schoolteacher says he was fired the same day he applied for a same-sex marriage license in new jersey. michael griffin said when he told his principal he was planning to get married to his male partner, he was fired on the spot. he said the headmaster for the school says the faculty is required to follow church teachings. >>> a gold medal from the 1936 berlin olympics that was awarded to jesse owens sold for $1.4 million. owens famously won four track medals at the games. the auction says no one knows where the other three medals that he won are now located. >>> despite the frigid temperatures, thousands of people donned swim suits for a charity run in madison, wisconsin. the run benefits two local children's charities. >>> time now for the weather. back to lee goldberg from wabc. here in new york city. lee? >> that was charitable with the temperatures out there. meanwhile, the ice has been the story. thankfully, it's moving out of dallas. is half an inch
. >>> the obamas joining more than 50 world leaders paying tribute to nelson mandela tomorrow. president george w. bush and his wife will join them, president clinton and jimmy carter attending also. a big test for south africa's government as it plans the memorial expecting 94,000 people at fnb stadium where they had the world cup in 2010 and another 100,000 plus expected outside at overflow areas around the city. many details were worked out well in advance. politico is reporting the last-minute services are pretty daunting. concerns from the motorcade route to his safety once inside. meanwhile, sunday marked an official day of prayer across south africa. but in churches the scene was as much celebratory as mournful. other parts of the world, ukraine's president facing major unrest and a 48-hour deadline threat to disband his government. anti-government protesters yesterday toppled the stature of lenin. he's, of course, the founder of the soviet union, demonstrators took turns attacking the statue with hammers sort of reminiscent of the berlin wall falling in the early '90s and smashed it to pi
states of the world. then there will be barack obama and the entire western world will be there to pay homage. >> if i can just -- >> go ahead. >> it was also about him, a sweetness, a gentleness he changed the room. there were some figures, when nelson mandela walked into the room, he changed the room. can we agree? there was a gentle quality about him. >> absolutely. what strikes me, tell me, when you watch him on tv giving a speech, he was ram rod straight. he had this very staccato fierce way of talking. when you talk to him privately, a very soft, gentle man. >> he was. gentle is a great word to describe him. when you think of all he put up with, you think, i can't believe the kind of life he led and was given that long life to live to 95. what a blessing that was. >> thank you. >>> we continue to remember nelson mandela. stay with us. there are seniors who have left hundreds of dollars of savings on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hun
of those kids learned and prospered. why? because they were forced to. president obama lives in a world of theories, not a problem-solver. he wants to throw money at everything. his big government programs are failing, period, and that's "the memo." now for the top story tonight, reaction. joining us from los angeles, radio talk show host amy williams and dennis kucinich. where am i going wrong here, mr. kucinich? >> bill, it's not that you're wrong, it's just that you're let me give you an example. there are 50 million americans living in poverty right now. income inequality is not simply an economic or political matter, it's a moral matter, as pope francis spoke about a couple weeks ago. we need to recognize that income inequality has been built into our system, that, for example, the top 13,400 households have more yearly income than 96 million americans. we have a problem here where a system -- >> all right, so, what is your solution to that, to seize assets from the upper, to take their money away from them? >> no, no, but we have to recognize there are moral issues here that go ba
's home. a memorial will be held on tuesday with leaders from around the world, including president obama and former presidents, george w. bush, jimmy carter and bill clinton. >> a map who defended his imprisonment is speaking out about his leg as yip. when manned -- legacy. when nelson mandela was freed he insisted that he serve in the government. we talk about this unique relationsh relationship. >> this man helped to keep nelson mandela in gaol. and then he served under him. it was his task to defend the imprisonment of nelson mandela privately he long lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in june 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department, to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we are making a martyr of him every day he stays in prison. that his international acclaim and status would grow to an extent where we would not be able to handle it. unfortunately at the time it was shot down. >> eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man that spent 27 years in prison, and the day the - he displayed the energy to the person who has b
it has been in the past. when barack obama came into office, we know that around the world u.s. relations improved. about 56% say this was the case in 2009 and in 2012. today it is back to 70%. likely --s are more in the credits have not changed it is not just partisanship driving. but there was a partisanship story there. host: what do we gather from all of that the echo -- from all of it? though americans have seen that the u.s. has lost power in the world, that does not mean we cannot do more. one of the focuses is on problems at home. be ok with letting other countries help solve world problems and to not have it all be on the shoulders of the united states. she is a senior researcher at the pew research center, joining us live on the sunday morning. the poll is available online at pew thank you very much for being with us. are you more positive or more skeptical about our role in the world? is it in fact declining? do you agree or disagree with the findings? give us a phone call. we welcome our viewers and listeners outside the united states. a quick look at some other
on tuesday. a memorial service that includes heads of state from around the world. it will be held at the fnb stadium in johannesburg where he made his final public appearance at the world cup in 2010. president obama, the first lady will aten, as will former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. mandela will lie in state for three days in the capital. before he's finally laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu. alexsnú( marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is in pakistan this morning. the first pentagon chief to visit since early 2010. he meets with a powerful new general and will then hold talks with the prime minister. things have been some what better lately. >>> lawmakers are demanding answers after the pentagon ordered russian-made helicopters for afghan security forces. a study shows the russian helicopters were superior. documents obtained by the associated press show just the opposite. the report said the boeing chinoo can helicopter, american made, was the most effective over the long haul. >>> in california, friends and fri
in washington, president obama will deliver remarks in observation of world eastern. set for 1:20 we will have that live for you here on c-span. the house returns today following the thanksgiving recess. reese speeches. at 5:00, bills extending the ban on the manufacture and sale of firearms. later this week, house lawmakers will attempt to modify the dodd frank financial regulations law. the change would exempt certain private equity fund advisors. see the house live when they begin today at 2:00 for speeches. >> on august 9, 1974, vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. mrs. ford wasess wearing at the swearing in ceremony at the white house. she was less than excited about butming first lady, president ford encouraged her, saying, we can do this. she resolved that if she is going to do it, she will have fun doing it. the fund for her started almost immediately. within 10 days, she had a dinner to entertain king of jordan. it was something she had to prepare for as her role of first lady and she hit the ground running. >> first lady betty ford tonight at 9:00 easte
and jay z leads the pack earning nine nominations. mandela memorial, dozens of world leaders including president obama are headed to south africa for the memorial tomorrow. the 49ers are trending, they beat the seahawks last night in the second to last game at candlestick park and winter storm, remember you can follow us on twitter at cbs sf. >>> susan boyle revealed she has asberger's syndrome. boyle became an overnight star when she was in the britain's got talent competition, she had learning difficulties as a child and doctors said she had some brain damage but last year a specialist told her she suffered from asperger's, the disorder is a form of autism, but the woman, she can sing. >> that's for sure. >>> 5:15. let's get a check on the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks guys. we already have problems. we got off to a bad start at 4:30 this morning and we still have this traffic alert in effect even though the main lines are now open it's the off ramp that remains shutdown. northbound 880 by fifth avenue, about 6:30 this morning. a car or actually big rig hit those sand barrels, spil
obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all, right now, on fox news sunday. >> and hello again from fox news in washington. the president promised by the end of november, the problems plaguing would be fixed. and a new administration report released this morning cites, quote, "dramatic progress." but does that mean the web site to enroll in obamacare is fully functional? and what about the larger program? we'll have a fair and balanced debate between two experts in a moment. but, first, we turn to fox news correspondent peter doocy for the latest -- peter.
plans are under way. it could be the largest service the world has ever seen. president obama will travel to south africa for the memorial along with presidents bush and clinton. they will be joined by other world figures like the pope and celebrities including bill gates and oprah. the public service will be on tuesday then mandela's body will lie in state for three days. after that his body will be flown to his home village for a private memorial. >>> here we go. here's the answer to the question, supermodel heidi klum breaking the fans of hearts around the world. revealing she'll never strut her stuff in lingerie again. >> what? >> the former victoria secret angel who turned 40 in june says the thought of walking the catwalk in her underwear makes her feel, quote, uncomfortable but she has no plans to give up model altogether. she will still do photo shoots, just with a little more clothes on. >> outrage. >> she's in that jeans ad right now where she's dancing her little booty off. she looks great. >> it's just selfish. just because it makes her uncomfortable doesn't mean i
like 53 from around the world will be in attendance as well as a lot of stars and luminaries, including four u.s. presidents, president obama, george w. bush, clinton, and carter. all of this demonstrating a wide, wide impact of this man. he will then lay in state for three days and then be buried in his home village several hours from here. apparently in the final hours of nelson mandela he was off his life support and not breathing too well and according to one witness who was there, they said, well, he just finally gave up. well, greg, as we all know, he fought so many battles and he won so many of those through his life. back to you. >> well said, greg palkot in johannesburg. greg, thanks. >>> we're continuing to track a very powerful storm moving eastward here in the u.s. the weather radar looking brutal. snow, sleet, freezing rain up and down the east coast now. we're tracking this storm and we will have what you need to know, so stand by. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more. more shopping. more dining out. more traveling. and along with it, more identity theft. every time
. officials say there were 60 crashes. at least one person was killed. >>> president obama just minutes away from leaving the white house for a trip from south africa. he is one of four presidents expected to attend the memorial for nelson mandela. nearly 90 world leaders are scheduled to attend. hundreds left flowers and letters at the home where mandela has died. a south clone sheriff is refusing to do so. peckens county sheriff says flags should be lowered only for americans who sacrificed for their country. >>> stunning images out of brrksz soccer fans rioted in the stands on sunday. it shut down play for more than an hour after a key contest for two reserval brazilian teams. this is raising further questions ahead of the world cup there were concerns of fan violence, amazingly when four people were injured in all that of that chaos. >> you will probably recall the adventure 127 hours. he is expected in court this afternoon on domestic violence charges. he faces one count of assault and one count of wrongs to meerns. he was arrested in a woman's home. she has been arrested on the same ch
dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together for a vote later this week. one of the final sticking points in the deal could be unemployment. friday the unemployment rate dropped to 7%. that's the lowest since november of 2008. federal benefits
. it doesn't diminish america's power and influence in the world. >> how much focus for president obama in terms of international? it isn't just iran? >> it is looking so difficult. as you look towards next year disengaging from afghanistan becomes the story. iran becomes the big test. no one knows whether iran will do what president obama wants it to do which is basically dismantle any pretense. >> nice to have you here. we'll see you a little bit laterer. a little bit later. >>> we vel a preview of "meet the press" later. meantime jenna is here with the morning's top stories. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in north korea. north korean officials say he was being held on charges of hostile acts against the regime stemming from his service in the korean war. he was finally reunited with his family in san francisco on saturday after the north koreans deported him. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> a spokane medical examiner is s
. this afternoon president obama will give a speech in observance of the 25th annual world aids day and talk about the public health challenge. the president faces renew pressure from lawmakers and activist to increase funding to fight hiv and aids. >> the first couples are starring to take advantage of hawaii's new same-sex marriage law. it went into effect at 5:00 our time. midnight our time. hawaii is the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage. the tourism industry is estimated to have $217 million tourism boost as same-sex couples plan destination weddings to hawaii. >> forget the crowds. people are shopping in the comfort of their homes or maybe some at work even. this year's cyber monday is expected to smash online shopping records which will make some people very busy. sarah has more on the online onslaught. >> forget shop till you drop. it's click till you quit. cyber monday is expected to bring in some $2 billion this sales. >> this holiday will be the best ever. >> at the center, it's boxes as far as the eye can see and people and machines are working in tandem to get them
it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native, there's no natural predator to keep them in check. turns out the snakes are vulnerable to acetminphene. so the government has been dropping thousands of dead mice loaded with tylenol into the trees in guam to be poisonous debate for the snakes. the person running the program is a director of supervisory wildlife biology. his name is dan vice. actually, this story is true. >> u.s. department of agriculture assisted state director wildlife biologist dan vice explains the process that is proving successful at controlling the ground tree snake population. >> what we're going to be wat watching is the aerial delivery of toxins from the he
, celebrating the life of nelson mandela and world leaders are expected to travel to south africa. president obama is expected to be one of them. reporting live from washington, i'm steve handelsman. back to you. >> thank you. our coverage continues this evening. shomari stone rushed to the south african embassy this afternoon and he joins us live from there. shoma shomari? >> reporter: good evening, we are on massachusetts avenue and drivers are coming by, honking their horns, some putting up their fist paying tribute to nelson mandela. there is a fence here. why? the embassy is under construction. you look behind me and you can see this ten foot statue paying tribute to nelson mandela. it was unveiled two months ago. his fist raised in a power salute. it's in northwest d.c. activists staged sit ins and protests and spurred the u.s. to pose sanctions. let's roll video of mr. mandela. he was africa's former president who helped break the country system of racial discrimination. he died this evening, age 95. south african president jacob zuma announced the death at a somber news conference. p
. tens of thousands of people in attendance and dignitaries, heads of state from all around the world will be there, including four u.s. presidents, president obama and former president george w. bush, clinton, and carter. the body of nelson mandela will lay in state three days in the capital of pretoria and then he'll be buried at his home village several hundred miles away. one more note, jamie and eric, one more note we're seeing in the media, thursday night when nelson mandela passed, he was off life support. he was breathing on his own. he was sleeping. according to one person who was there, he just seemed to give up. he fought and won so many more battles before that. back to you. >> all right, greg. much more on his life and legacy in just a moment. thank you. >>> former new york city mayor david dinkins will be joining us coming up. meanwhile lawmakers on capitol hill are getting harsh criticism as their approval rating dipped. is the so-called do nothing congress doing more than we think. >> as we said and as jamie just mentioned, the world is mourning the death of nelson man
in the world. bo and sunny honoring. >> reporter: there's one more christmas tree left to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive national christmas tree on friday. john and diana? >> mary, thank you. it's the kind of scene, it was going to happen, it was the perfect thing to happen. she didn't cry. the first lady was there. >> that would have been some photo op if the kid was shell-shocked and scared. >> but she wasn't. everybody handled it well. including sunny. sunny is a portuguese water dog. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> new overnight, crews are cleaning up after a dramatic wreck. take a look at these images. bell have the latest. one of the coldest systems in record is sweeping the country this morning. we will tell you everything you need to know as it heads in our direction. >> i know,. good morning, washington, i'm jummy olabanji. >> to better way to put that. good news, it is certainly not here today. 53 degrees. >> san diego. >> feels
to do a lot more things. >> president obama, aing a hanukkah celebration at the white house spoke of him. >> sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think to inspire millions around the world. >> those millions moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years, i became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. after heavy pressure from home and around the world, they releaseds mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never shall will be the beautiful love, the oppression of one to another. >> next week, south 56 africa will hold a memorial at a 90,000 seat stadium. president obama plans to attend. >> there was a carbon monoxide leak but seven now allowed back inside. >> investigators are trying to find out what cased a fire in maryland. it broke out 10:30 thursday night two large hazardous materials containers were burning there. the crew arrived and worked to contain diesel fuel that spilled out. no one was injured and they're still assessing how much damage it cause
the world wore red ribbons to show their support. but since it fell on a sunday, president obama spoke today of our progress in battling the disease. >> every year, this is a moment to reflect on how far we've come since the early days of the aids epidemic. and those of you who lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >> according to, there are 1 million people living with hiv in the u.s. and 1 in 5 of them have no idea they are infected. we're back after this. yÑ i tried depend last weekend. it really made the difference between a morning around the house and getting a little exercise. unlike the bargain brand ,nddepe gives you new fit-flex®, our best protection. it's a smooth and comfortable fit with more lycra strands. get your free sample at >>> so, where is the last place you'd expect the restaurant to store its food? in tonight's restaurant alert, russ uncovers one restaurant's hiding place, a practice that got them shut down. >> and caug
] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by secretary of state john kerry and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. the event was 40 minutes. [applause] >> hello. [applause] thank you, thank you, thank you, everybody, please, have a seat, well, thank you, grant, for your outstanding leadership of the office of national aids policy and thanks to all of you for being here. this is a pretty distinguished crowd, i have to say. it is wonderful to be here. i should say, actually, welcome back, because many 6 you joined us before as we mark new milestones in the fight against hiv and aids, and i'm honored that you could join us in commemorating world aids day, which was yesterday. this is a time for remembering the friends and loved ones that we lost, celebrating the extraordinary progress, thanks to people in the room that we've been able to make, and most importantly, recommitting ourselves to the mission that we share, which is achieving an aids-free generation. i e
. mariana, thank you for your time tonight. >>> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in vienna this week to discuss the six-month nuclear agreement. president obama said he is committed to diplomacy as the best path for halting iran's nuclear program. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you does me, what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iranian president rouhas rouhasn houani said it helped his country. >> iran's foreign minister was asked if tehran was responsible for some of the unrest in the middle east. iran has been accuse did of stoking the matter, including iraq. here is his answer. >> we have a foreign policy which has a strat eachic period in this region. and we believe that we need. to in fact, contain the spread of sectarian divided in region. we believe sectarianism is dangerous for the entire region. iran is certainly not interested in
and places all over south africa to honor mandela. world leaders are preparing to do the same as well. president obama, a trio of former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial service on tuesday. we go to johhannesburg now. you've been discussing this move and what it meendz to spend the next few days celebrating nelson mandela. tell us more about that and what you've been seeing today. >> well, you can hear it as well. this constant lament, this constant song of thanks just around me here in the streets. people continue to come here. it's becoming like a pilgrimage, i think. and just remember, this is a very suburban street in a quiet wealthy area of johannesburg and ten blocks that way, eight blocks that way, people are parking their cars and walking, pushing strollers, bringing their children along, elderly people coming with bouquets of flowers. others have picked flouers from their gardens. this is a very south african affair. it's a mandela's south africa. it is such a multiracial crowd. you have people from all walks of life. and i think if there is ever any tribute to
? >> that's right. world's most famous tech companies are pushing president obama and members of congress saying they strongly believe current laws and practices about surveillance need to be changed. a.o.l., apple, facebook, google, linkedin, microsoft, twiter and yahoo created the coalition. they said we understand that government has a duty to protect the citizens but this summer's revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. letter goes on to read, the balance in many countries have tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual, rights that are in our constitution that undernines the freedom we all cherish. c.e.o. including twitter, that of yahoo, facebook and google c.e.o. put fourth five clear goals they want to accomplish on the website calling on governments to limit surveillance to specific users, not to collect data in bulk and ask that companies have the right to publicish what the government demands from them, what they ask for and how often. this call for change comes at the same time as repor
economic standing has some impact as well. it doesn't diminish america's overall power in the world and america's real influence in the world. that is still very, very strong, even if some people have doubts about president obama. >> how much of a focus is there for president obama in terms of international, seg tear hagel making his way to afghanistan. obviously something needs to be achieved there. >> it's so difficult. i think as you look toward next year, disengaging from afghanistan become as huge priority. really iran is going to be the big test. that's the scary piece, the big security element. i think it's true. no one knows whether iran will ultimately do what president obama wants it to do, which is basically dismantle any pretense towards a nuclear weapon. >> david, nice to have you here. we'll see you a little bit later. >>> we vel a preview of "meet the press" later. meantime jenna is here with the morning's top stories. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in no
... will power us all... into the future. ♪ >>> the obamas leave for south africa to join 50 world leaders to pay tribute to nelson mandela. george bush and his wife will join them aboard air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter are set to attend as well. it's a big test for africa's government as they plan the memorial. 94,000 people are expected at fnb stadium home to the world cup final in 2010. 100,000 more expected in the area at overflow sports centers while many details were worked out well in advance politico reporting the last minute logistics for the secret service are daunting. the president's security won't have control over access and there are concerns on everything from the motorcade route to his safety once inside. meanwhile, sunday marked an official day of prayer across south africa but in church the scene was as remember celebratory as it was mournful. and a week after the deadly commuter train wreck in new york, officials are upgrading signals on the curve where the crash occurred. new signals are expected to be up and running this morning. four people were killed last sun
pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny because of her rambunctious. >> she is sunny. >> she like bo, who's her older brother, i guess in a way, not by birth but a portuguese water dogs in case you are wondering. thankfully, there's zzzquil. it's not for colds, it's not for pain, it's just for sleep. ♪ because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out abou
and not know we are going to lose trillions in tax revenues and become a third world country. we need to renegotiate the trade deals and if obama goes along with the republicans on this transpacific partnership, he is no better than they are. since they will not compromise unless it means helping the rich, the tea party and the house controls things. i think the sequester is the only will realistic way you have of cutting the debt a little bit. we need to renegotiate the trade deals. that is the problem. guest: i have concerns as it relates to the transpacific partnership deal. is not clear the free trade agreements that have been passed into law have resulted in a net benefit for the american people in terms of job creation. host: let me get your thoughts on the front page of "the washington post" this morning on a story that broke overnight. what do you make of this? guest: there is significant nsaern with activity the , week after week, month after month. the judiciary committee has expressed significant interest in this issue. we have to find the right balance between protecting a
that obama's approval rating for handling of for rehn policy so far dropped big time. 56% disapproval rating. what's the impact that this is going to have now on the world stage? >> well, i think on the world stage it's just going to mean that it's going to be more difficult for us to create meaningful relationships with other countries going forward. and it also means that existing relationships are in jeopardy. in 2011, i visited israel and i had the pleasure as a presidential candidate to meet with a deputy prime minister and we had a very nice conversation. one of the most chilling things that i heard him say during that meeting, which was one-on-one, was he did not know, they didn't know whether or not america would be there for them if they were in a crisis. but he also said, they're going to do what they have to do to protect themselves. that is a serious lack of trust of this administration and this president. >> let me ask you really quickly though. do you think america's ke skepticism is like the handling of benghazi or are people just experiencing war fatigue? >> i think it's a co
contraception. president obama is offering a compromi compromise. notre dame says it does not address the objection. >>> teenagers in asian nations dominated the most recent global exam given to 15-year-old students around the world. the best were in shanghai, china they scored 613 in math, 570 in reading. here at home, students showed little improvement over the previous tests, scoring 481 in math, 497 in science and 498 in reading. they failed to make the top 20 list in any subject. today, education secretary, arne duncan called it a sign of educational stagnation. >> the brutal truth, that reality, must serve as a wake-up call against educational complacency. the problem is not that our 15-year-olds are performing worse today than before, the problem is that they are simply not making progress. >> the tests also show that students in several countries that lag behind the u.s. back in 2009 now outperform american students in many key categories. the global exam is given every three years to more than half a million students. >>> sounds like a dream on wheels. it's in production in o
mistakes. the problem with the world, it does not have anything to do with obama. we have taken god out of everything he is doing. the next thing, minimum wage. i talked to a lot of people atut minimum wage at 7:25 -- $7.25 an hour. people say if you raise minimum wage, the influence will go up. everything else is already going up except minimum wage. years taken almost four to get it to seven dollars $.25. i am 61 years old, i am retired, and i have four kids. i have kids working for memo wage. they got student loans to pay back. journal"ll street talking about unemployment benefits in several stories, set to expire on september 28. several democrats are pushing for a vote to extend the benefits. house democrats propose renewing the program for $25 billion but have no way to offset the costs. the senate budget committee chairman were pushing for budget -- president obama using his weekly address to talk about unemployment benefits and their extension. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> that's more than 8 million jobs in the last 45 months. the unemployment rate fell to its lowe
mandela will be one of the lajest gathers of world leaders in modern history, perhaps ever. the last time was the funeral for pope john paul ii. that was 2005. air force one took off with president and mrs. obama, george w. and laura bush, former secretary of state hillary clinton, taerg eric holder, and susan rice, all on that plane. the white house said the president is working on his eulogy during the flight. other world leaders going to south africa include ban ki-moon, fran swan holaund, and david cameron. among the other dignitaries to pay their respects, bono, oprah, prince charles, former president jimmy carter, and republican senator ted cruz. a short time ago, archbishop desmond tootoo paid homage to his home in the johannesburg suburbs. >> everybody was saying we would have gone up in flames. and he was like, he really was like a magician. he really was like a magician, with a magic wand. turning us into this glorious multicolored rainbow people. >> cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon is in johannesburg with a look at the extraordinary preparations involved ahea
," flags at half staff across south africa and here in the united states and around the world right now. the white house announcing that the president and mrs. obama will travel to south africa next week as millions will pay tribute to the anti-apartheid leader, knell soften mandela. -- in nelson mandela. a mixture of sorrow and also celebration as people remember the man many refer to as the father of their country with prayers and tears and songs. my next guest had a personal connection to the former south african president, he hosted mandela when he came to the united states to attend the inauguration of president bill clinton back in 1993. there's a picture of them there, and the be relationship really developed over many years, and the congressman is with us now with his thoughts and reflections today. it's great to have you on the program, congressman. we do have some pictures, as we mentioned, of your time with nelson mandela, but i understand that your relationship started so many years before the bill clinton inauguration. can you tell our viewers a little bit about how you bec
place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> president obama and first lady michelle obama are on their way to south africa for tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela. they left this morning on air force one along with former president george w. bush, laura bush, and hillary clinton. bill clinton's traveling separately from rio and jimmy carter will join them in johannesburg as well. only the second time in history that the current president and three former ones are together on foreign soil. also making the trip, texas republican senator ted cruz. senate democrats were asked not to go because of their busy legislative calendar this week. on the house side, aaron schock is leading a 24-member delegation. many of those members are for the congressional black caucus. president obama will speak tomorrow at the service which you can watch right here on msnbc beginning at 4:00 a.m. eastern. that's tomorrow in the morning. we'll be right back after this. d
of this because president obama was determined to set a higher standard. he sort of glossed over it in his own comments. that was a very significant commitment. on world aids day two years ago, he challenged us to reach 6 million more people with life- saving treatment. to provide 1.5 alien hiv positive pregnant women with treatment for their own health, and to prevent -- to provide men with services for hiv prevention. these targets have pushed us to go further. to be more innovative, to forge new partnerships, including with many in this room. as a result, you all are now reaching more people and more lives are being saved than ever before. now, to meet the challenge of the second decade, we will emphasize this. we have to transform america's role. we made no clearer example of the transformation that we need to realize that south africa, rwanda, and nvidia -- namibia, all you have to do is look at the country health partnerships. these are a model for how they are transitioning to providing direct aid and delivering support for locally run and self-sustaining efforts. this is a vital effort
several major provisions of this help a lot. these unlawful modifications to obama cared include dealing for one-year obama cares employer mandate, instructing states they are free to ignore the clear language regarding which existing health care plans may be grandfathered in promulgating an iris world that allows for distribution of billions of dollars in obamacare subsidies that congress never authorized. the house has acted to validate retroactively so that the president of the golub omnicare modifications. however, rather than embrace these legislative fixes, the president's response has been to threaten to veto the house passed measures. the president's far-reaching claims of executive power if left unchecked will test the president was brought domestic policy authority that the constitution does not grant him. those in the president political party has been largely silenced in this dangerous expansion of executive power. what they say they president effectively repealed the environmental laws by refusing to sue polluters or the labor laws, by refusing to fine violators? what if the
with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example. the associated press is reporting a president obama will travel to south africa for the funeral surfaces of nelson mandela. details are still pending. we will hear more later in the day. this is from "usa today." death of a giant. nelson mandela, whose successful struggle against south africa's system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol for the cause of human rights. caller: i would like to thank you for acknowledging nelson mandela's life. i want to say that it is a privilege to know that in this day and time that we did have someone who would risk his life for freedom. i understand what the young man was saying about the man who died who was the first man to the moon. that is an honor as well. been unders have oppression for a long time. we live on earth. it is those on earth who need to reconcile. we need to come together. it is an honor to know that god put a man on art such as nelson mandela. an honor to know that god put a man on earth such as nelson mandela. though we may be oppres
for letting us know what's going on there. >> national and international moment for people around the world who will be traveling to south africa. there is a sheriff in south carolina. he's refusing to lower the american flag to honor nelson mandela. >> president obama ordered the flags be lowered to half-staff until sunset tomorrow. pickens county sheriff rick clark says he doesn't think it's right. >> to show a sign of respect for what nelson mandela has done, i have no problem with them lowering it in south africa, in their country. in our country, it should be the people who sacrifice for our country. >> it is rare for the president to order flags at half-staff. george bush did it for pope john paul in 2005. bill clinton did it for former prime minister. it goes back to when president johnson lowered the flags for winston church hill. >>> coming up last night, florida state didn't just beat duke, it crushed them. check out the quarterback there heurdling over defense, touchdown, victory. highlights, upsets for all of saturday's big games. >> detained in north korea for more than a month
is beginning. >> okay. thank you. i'm going to move ahead because i think, are you confident that the obama administration and congress can agree on defense cuts that do not impair significantly the ability of the united states to remain the world's dominant superpower? >> no. i, you know, i think that there is an outline of at least a small budget deal to be had when you talk to reasonable members of both parties in congress and there are still some who belong in those, that category, you can come up with some, some mechanisms for increasing revenue and some mechanisms for restraining the, reducing entitlement costs that could at least get us to a small budget deal for the next two to three years, with some relief for, you know, to avoid another round of sequestration and so forth. whether we can see our way through the political paralysis to get there is another question all together. i think that, so i am by nature an optimist. i want to believe rationality will prevail but so far it hasn't. time after time in, from the sequestration, the imposition of the sequestration to the recent shu
the obama administration. >> guest: these are partisan times. i think we one thing that has surprising me coming back to the world of politics after the last five years as editor of foreign policy magazine is just how super charged this conversation is. and everybody -- wants to view -- that's, by the way why i think it's so important what john said. we are here to do independent reporting. and, you know, i hope that callers and viewers and readers can look at it for what it is. it's an important part of the documentary record, i think. it's interesting to hear what the cabinet members have to say on the perspective on the white house. what does it mean? you know there's a famous joke about the chinese when asked by nixon about the french revolution he's waiting to see how it turn out. i think we're waiting to see how the obama administration turns out. >> caller: hi. my question is when are you all going have ever print anything good about obama? because he has done than you have given him credit for.
happening around the world. should someone be fired for the rollout of should the president send that message? glenn, lancaster, california. independent. caller: good morning. when did barack obama signed this into law? he signed it into law when he signed the truck driver agreement. i wish he would play that. where he said he was no cain and stuff like that. himself,anged a lot by so he is acting like a king. it is beyond him. he should be fired. valerie jarrett should be fired. people who are here -- this is a tax. he cannot change tax laws. i wish she would bring that truck driver agreement and when he signed it into law and throughat up immigration and stuff like that. give the american people a voice. the house judiciary committee held a hearing recovered -- we about the president and executive power, republicans siding that he change the health power andy executive that he has done the same on other issues. that,'re interested in you can go to our website c- and you can see it there. we covered that hearing yesterday. that policyying differences don't constitu
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